A Look at District Court Filing Trends Six Months after TC Heartland

By: Scott W. Doyle, Jonathan R. DeFosse, Robert M. Masters, Joshua A. Kresh, Kevin A. Ryan

It has now been more than six months since the Supreme Court issued its decision in TC Heartland concerning the venue rules governing patent infringement cases. We have been carefully monitoring filing trends on our TC Heartland Resource Center since the decision issued, and our past reports can be found here, here and here. Below, we consider how TC Heartland has affected where patent cases have been filed over the past six months.

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